PhotoHSCSS Annual Show & Sale

Problems related to COVID-19 forced the cancellation of the 2021 Cactus & Succulent Show & Sale. As health and safety conditions continue to improve, the Henry Shaw Cactus & Succulent Society hopes to hold this annual celebration of succulents again in the future. Updates will be posted here as they become available.

Missouri Botanical Garden – St. Louis, MO

BIG Show


Cacti and succulents of all sizes and shapes will greet visitors to Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society’s annual show. Hundreds of diverse plants from around the world will fill the Orthwein Floral Display Hall at Missouri Botanical Garden. In addition, several vendors will offer thousands of starter and specimen plants for sale.

HSCSS members will stage their best specimens to vie for ribbons and awards. The show will include over 150 categories for specimen plants, allied interests and educational displays. It will also feature decorative categories such as Spoon Garden and Living Picture. Plants are judged on overall condition and form, presentation, age and rarity.

* * * FREE KIDS CORNER * * *
For Children 3 to 15 Years Old


BIG Sale

Beyond the beautiful and sometimes bizarre show entries, this event will offer thousands of cacti and succulents for sale at prices as low as $2.00. Novice gardeners can start with small, easy-to-grow plants, while collectors and serious plant enthusiasts will find many unusual and hard-to-find cacti and succulents. HSCSS members will be on hand to answer questions and distribute a general plant care sheet to those who buy plants.


J & J Cactus and Succulents ( from Oklahoma City will offer hundreds of varieties of plants for all tastes and levels of growing experience. Drummond Nursery from De Soto, MO, will return with a huge variety of fine cacti and succulents. Look for great handmade pots from Carol Wichern Ceramics of Perryville, MO. HSCSS members will round out the selection with lots of additional plants and pots.



Those who join Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society during the annual Show & Sale will receive an immediate discount on select plant purchases, as well as other membership benefits that include monthly meetings and newsletters.

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Ridgway Center
4434 Shaw Blvd. – St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Telephone: 314-577-5100